Today I have news about an event taking place at Purl Soho in New York City with Lisa Solomon, author of Knot Thread Stitch: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media.
Join Lisa Solomon of Knot Thread Stitch: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media to learn the art of selective stitching!
-Using embroidery as embellishment, you'll add a handmade touch to a gorgeously designed printed tea towel.
-Transform a simple tea towel with colors and textures into unique kitchen décor or a great hostess gift!
-You'll learn a variety of embroidery stitches, how to arrange the composition of your tea towel, and have fun stitching with Lisa!
Selective Stitching Embroidery Workshop
- Sunday - March 10th, 2013 | 12-5pm with Lisa Solomon of Knot, Thread, Stitch (5 spots available as of 2/20/13) Sewing and Quilting classes are taught at: Purl Soho 459 Broome Street, NYC.
Please call Purl Soho at 212.420.8796 (12-6pm Sat-Sun & 12-7pm Mon-Fri) to sign up for this class, or send them an email for additional information.
And to get a taste of the cuteness inside check out this great idea for embroidering a pet portrait.
Last week I shared a tip from the book The Art of Urban Sketching that talked about only coloring in part of a sketch. That's part of this embroidery project. The doggie sweater is a dimensional print applique. Like this project and want the pattern and full tutorial? Grab yourself a copy of the Quarry book:
Knot Thread Stitch presents a modern, experimental, and creative approach to thread and embroidery projects. You'll find fun and surprising project ideas, a unique artistic approach, and unconventional mixed-media materials such as stamps, paint, sequins, paper, and shrinky dinks. With easy-to-follow steps and project variations, this book also includes project contributions and embroidery patterns from a long and stellar list of renowned artists and bloggers, including Lisa Congdon, Camilla Engman, Heather Smith Jones, and Amy Karol, just to name a few.
Profoundly interested in the idea of hybridization (sparked from her hapa heritage), Lisa Solomon’s mixed media works revolve thematically around domesticity, craft, and masculine and feminine triggers. She is drawn to found objects altering them conceptually so that their meanings and original uses or intents are re-purposed. She often fuses “wrong” things together – recontextualizing their original purposes, and incorporating materials that question the line between art and craft. Visit her online at http://www.lisasolomon.com.